Furthermore, rather than turning the Iranian economy into a juggernaut or consolidating the regime's stability, the agreement deprived the regime of the argument that outside pressure - not chronic mismanagement, corruption and misallocation of resources - is the source of the miserable economic circumstances of most Iranians. The administration would also be wise to use this moment to lift its ban on Iranian travel to the United States, which keeps the very people out demonstrating in Iranian streets from coming here to study or visit family.
The President also ordered the Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade and the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, as well as the Governor of the Central Bank to take measures to increase costs so that the exporters of state and private sectors can directly export their products to target countries.
"Some of the current leaders live detached from the problems and concerns of the people, and do not know anything about the reality of the society", the newspaper quoted him as saying. They were sparked by a hike in food prices amid soaring unemployment but some demonstrators later called for the government's overthrow and chanted against the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
As the Iranian regime continues brutal crackdowns on protestors in cities across the country, the White House is again expressing support for those on the ground raising their voices.
Others believe that the United States keeps adding fuel to the Sunni-Shiite conflict to make sure it would make good arm deals with Saudi Arabia that seeks US protection.
It comes in the wake of a wave of anti-government street protests that have rocked Iran.
Hammad said that the protests in Iran are "no surprise" and that they had been expected since 2009, stressing that the Iranian government will contain them through new domestic economic policies that would appeal to the masses.
Tillerson spoke of longer-term changes that would shore up nuclear restrictions on Iran that are due to expire soon and possibly impose new restrictions on Iran's long-range missile program.
"Canada is deeply, deeply troubled by the oppression that protesters have been facing in Iran", Alghabra tells Tremonti.
Both Rouhani and Khamenei have acknowledged the protesters' right to be heard.
"The Iranian people see no value in the opportunistic remarks by American officials and Mr Trump", foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said at the time in response to the U.S. administrations remarks. "We feel we are one with them".
"These protests, and their violent continuation are the outcome of nothing but the lack of institutions for the peaceful resolution of political and social conflicts".
"Even if there are no more protests [right now], it will explode one day", Hadi said.
He also intimated that the U.S. needed to adequately communicate to Iranians that sanctions levied on their country are not meant to hurt them, but the regime ruling their lives.